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HAMLET — Richmond County school bus drivers will be getting a bump in their paychecks next year.

HAMLET — Future teachers who get their start at Richmond Community College now have a private school option to earn their bachelor’s degree and teaching certificate.

RALEIGH — Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, a Republican, is thinking seriously about a run for U.S. Senate in 2022 and plans to announce his decision within days, multiple sources tell Carolina Journal.

HAMLET — The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Division of Air Quality has granted a synthetic minor air quality permit to a company that plans to create biochar from discarded railroad ties.

CORDOVA — If you happen to see a soldier in the U.S. Army’s new service uniform, you may be surprised to know it got its start in Richmond County.

ROCKINGHAM — All Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Richmond County have been canceled until further notice after a pause was recommended by federal health officials.

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY — The National Work Zone Memorial, which honors people killed in highway work zones, is on public display this week in North Carolina.

RALEIGH — A House Judiciary committee is scheduled Tuesday, April 13, to take up a bill that would fully reopen bars and restaurants, as long as they follow specific safety guidelines.

RALEIGH — Three years after the N.C. electorate decided to add a voter identification requirement to the state constitution, Republican lawmakers are defending voter ID in court.

ROCKINGHAM — More than 5 tons of garbage was picked up from Richmond County roads during March, according to the solid waste report.

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